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30 Weeks of CACFP Menus Hit Primetime

Promising #MenuFreedom for CACFP programs, we've launched a library of 30 weeks of USDA-compliant lunch menus for child and adult care programs.

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Join in the F2S Month Fun!

October is Farm-to-School Month - a perfect time to teach students about the origins of their food and the benefits of locally produced and processed foods and ingredients.

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The Kids We Serve

NutriStudents K-12 is a mission-driven organization. The #KidsWeServe are the reasons we put our heart and soul into our work.

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Rural district offers creative, student-pleasing menus

The Verndale school district in central Minnesota is like many rural districts – limited in staff and under-resourced.

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Make This: Curry Gravy Meatballs

Our Curry Gravy Meatball recipe has been a long-time favorite entree of both students and foodservice staff. It's easy to prepare and pairs well with pasta, potatoes or rice.

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What's on your #NSLW19 Playlist?

Turn up the volume around school lunch during National School Lunch Week (October 14-18) (#NSLW19)!

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Gallery: Summer Encounters

The NutriStudents K-12 team had a whirlwind of trade shows and users' sessions that got us out of the office this summer. We enjoyed catching up with many of you.

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NutriStudents K-12 Adds 3 to Team

We're pleased to welcome a new sales director, client relations director and executive assistant to serve our clients better.

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Make This: Cuban Sandwich

Trendy Cuban Sandwiches aren't limited to restaurant menus. Now you can add it to your school lunch menus! It's included on week 28 of our 7-day menu.

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30-Week Menu Rotation Cures Fatigue

NutriStudents K-12 offers clients a full 30-week lunch menu rotation for every K-12 age group. CACFP childcare will soon have just as many.

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Stop by ANC Booth 792 Today

NutriStudents K-12 promises menu freedom for school lunch programs (NSLP). Find out what we mean at ANC booth 792 today!

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What's to Like at ANC Booth 792?

Going to the School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference? You'll want to visit our booth (792)!

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No Risk. Plenty of Rewards.

With NutriStudents K-12 new money-back guarantee, there’s no risk and plenty of rewards to subscribing today.

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Sail Thru Your Administrative Review

Attending the WI SNA Annual Conference June 23-25? Catch our presentation, “Sail Through Your Administrative Review,” on Tuesday, June 25 at 11:30 AM.

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Serving Up 5 New Menu Weeks

We've added 5 new menu weeks to our rotation, bringing our total to 20 complete, USDA-compliant weeks. By fall, we'll have a 30-week rotation!

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Introducing Our New CookBook

Our new CookBook instantly sizes your daily recipes based on your specific student population.

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It's Here! Our Better-Than-Ever Client Portal

Client feedback and hours of creative collaboration have culminated in the launch of our refreshed client portal.

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Make This: Vegetable Quesadillas

From the USDA's Recipes for Schools, these Veggie Quesadillas are kid-friendly and easy to make.

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Visit Us At An Upcoming Trade Show

NutriStudents K-12 will be making the rounds at many trade shows in the coming months. Stop by for a demo!

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Redesigned Portal Launching This Summer

Our client portal is being redesigned for even simpler navigation, making menus and productivity tools more easily accessible.

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Coming Soon! New Menu Weeks

We'll be launching at least 10 new menu weeks in time for fall. Get a sneak peek!

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Make This: Italian Chicken Pasta

Our Italian Chicken Pasta combines multiple USDA Foods and rich red sauce topped with mozzarella cheese. It's a school lunch recipe to please!

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Tap into CEP to Feed All Kids

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows schools in low-income areas to provide free meals to all kids without income verification.

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June is National Dairy Month

Help raise awareness of dairy and its role in a healthy diet by observing National Dairy Month in June.

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No district too small

Congratulations to Diann Fuess, foodservice director for Agate School District #300, in Agate, Colorado! She is the lucky winner of our first quarter giveaway for one-year free of NutriStudents K-12.

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Make This: Cinco de Mayo special

Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. If you're looking for a school lunch to mark the occasion, take advantage of our free menu day for Chicken Enchilada Nachos.

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Our menus surpass USDA guidelines

In December, the USDA made provisional flexibilities to school meals permanent. NutriStudents K-12 menus successfully met the 100% whole grain requirement prior to the temporary provision.

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Food Production Reports simplified!

Our new digitally editable FPR is super convenient for days when you offer a non-NutriStudents K-12 menu.

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Make This: Corn-errific Salad

NutriStudents K-12 Corn-Errific Salad is the perfect complement to many school lunch entrees and a flavorful substitute for steamed corn.

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It's not too early to plan for summer

Your school, summer camps and out-of-school enrichment programs can provide sound nutrition to kids in need this summer through the Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program.

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'Commodities First' menus equal savings

Our executive chef creates our school lunch menus with a "commodities first" mindset. Starting with available USDA Foods, she masterfully develops flavorful recipes that students will love. Using commodities first, NutriStudents K-12 menus can help you reduce your overall food costs.

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Common question: what about bag lunches?

We have had some clients asking about the USDA nutritional guidelines relative to bag lunches - those occasional meals provided to students when they're still in the care of your school/district but aren't able to eat in the cafeteria.

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Make This: Cowboy Salad

If you need to use up some of your commodity legumes, the NutriStudents K-12 Cowboy Salad is a recipe you'll appreciate as will your students!

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Curing Menu Fatigue

Is menu fatigue affecting your foodservice program's participation rates? Are students complaining they're bored with the food you serve? NutriStudents K-12 can help!

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Make This: Crunchy Bonzo Beans

Crunchy Bonzo Beans are a fun finger food for kids and a great way to incorporate legumes from your USDA Foods' allocations. They're easy to make, too!

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Serving co-mingled age populations

Many schools these days have preK programs in addition to serving K-12 students. The USDA provides some guidance on serving procedures when preK students co-mingle with older students at meal times.

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